About Grande Prairie

About Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie is located in Northwestern Alberta, in the heart of the Peace Region. It is the largest city North of Edmonton, Alberta's capital city. It is a thriving young city full of continuous growth and opportunity. 

The population of Grande Prairie is 69,088 according to the 2018 census, with the greatest population being between the ages of 30 and 34. This population includes representation from more than 80 different cultural and ethnic groups! 

Beyond its own population, Grande Prairie acts as a regional hub serving an additional 281,000+ people from across Northern Alberta, Northern British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. It sits as the largest commercial centre north of Edmonton. 

Grande Prairie's economy is based on four pillars: oil and gas, forestry, agriculture and retail. This diversity provides great opportunity for workers across a variety of industries. 

In the community, there is endless possibility for residents to get involved and connected! For sport and recreation fans, there is a wide variety of parks and trails to explore all across the City, as well as several state-of-the-art recreational facilities such as the Eastlink Centre.  A huge arts and culture community is also present in Grande Prairie, with venues such as the Montrose Cultural Centre, the Centre for Creative Arts and the Grande Prairie Live Theatre. And on top of that, the city has a great number of cultural and neighbourhood associations for residents to join!

We are an energetic city full of opportunity- find your place today!